Belgium

Air Antwerp ceases operations

Belgian commuter airline Air Antwerp confirmed that it is shutting down....


Russian spy planes patrol alarm four NATO air forces

Two Russian Tu-142 Bear-F spy planes flying above the North Sea triggered a reaction from four European air forces....


Belgium grounds F-16 fleet following engine mishap

Following an investigation into an engine incident, the whole fleet of F-16 fighter jets of the Belgian Air Component was grounded pending review....


Belgian Army receives first Airbus A400M airlifter

The Air Component of the Belgian Army received its first of seven Airbus A400M transport aircraft....


Major fire destroys Liege airport building

On the night of July 22, 2020, a large fire broke out in one of the buildings siding the main terminal of Liege-Bierset Airport (LGG), Belgium....


Brussels Airlines: Lufthansa and Belgian government reach deal

The Belgian government and airline Lufthansa have reached an agreement on the rescue of Brussels Airlines. A state-loan of €290 million should be granted by Belgium, while the German group will provide €170 million....


HNA’s two Belgian ground service companies announce bankruptcy

Two Swissport International companies providing services in Brussels airport are filing for bankruptcy and ceasing operations. Swissport Belgium, ground services provider, and Swissport Belgium Cleaning, ground and cleaning services provider, are preparing to cease operations after multiple failed attempts to turn around the notoriously loss-making business, the parent company announced on June 8, 2020. ...


Busy final days for Belgian NATO air policing mission [Video]

The Belgian participation in the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission is coming to an end. But their last days act as a reminder of how crucial their role is. In the span of a week, no less than five interceptions of Russian aircraft were carried out by the Belgian Air Force....


Airbus A400M destined to Luxembourg takes off for maiden flight

The A400M ordered by the Luxembourg military completed its maiden flight at the final assembly line of Seville, Spain, on April 13, 2020. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery later in the year....


Brussels Airlines to receive state aid, chairman says

Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of the German group Lufthansa, is expecting to receive aid from the Belgian state to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the air transport industry, according to the company’s chairman. In parallel, the company still plans to close eight of its routes and downsize operations....